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Superb and harrowing story, but we do need an update from 1949
on 2 September 2007
Odette tells her story to Jerard Tickell with great humility, but this was 1949. She was a brave, charming woman, who was put through terrible torture and lived to tell the tale. But I would love to know a lot more about suh an amazing person, her thoughts on civilian life, postwar Britain, her Nuremberg evidence, how her experience affected her daily life and her involvement with other ex-serviceman and victims of torture. This book is a stark, but all too brief account of her war work and early life.
This particular edition has few of the photographs shown in the original and early editions from 1949-1955, which included the woman guards at Ravensbruck at Nuremberg Court, Col. Buckmaster, British agents being dropped by parachute, Peter Churchill, Fresnes Prison, 'Arnaud', Fritz Suhren and Odette with her children 1945. But it is a must read for the war and historian reader. The current edition has Odette, and with Anna Neagle and the film crew, Odette as an old lady with her GC amongst others. It is an unfinished story as it ends in 1945 and has no biographical story after the war. Since she died in 1995 it is in need of an update now I think.